A safety forum for pilots and air traffic controllers will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, in room 104AB of the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Registration starts at 8 a.m. A pilot’s license is not required. Anyone interested may attend.
“Pilots and air traffic control usually only speak briefly over radios during aircraft operations. Getting both parties together in a different situation, like this, helps both understand where the other is coming from,” said Joe Frasher, Greenville Downtown Airport director, in a news release.
Controllers from airports in Greenville and Charlotte will be on hand to answer questions, according to the release.
The event is sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration, South Carolina Aeronautics Commission and South Carolina Aviation Association as part of South Carolina Aviation Week, Aug. 19-25. Aviation Week is observed to help educate the public on the importance of aviation in South Carolina.